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Turkey concerned over North Korea's nuclear move

ANKARA Turkey on Friday expressed concern over North Korea's statement on ending moratorium on nuclear missile tests. "We are concerned by the statement of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)...

At least 4 dead in Sri Lanka military aircraft crash

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka At least four people, including two pilots of the Sri Lanka Air Force, died after their aircraft crashed in the central Uva province on Friday. Two observers and...

Indonesia: Death toll from Jakarta flooding rises to 43

JAKARTA, Indonesia The death toll from severe flooding and landslides that struck the Indonesian capital Jakarta over the New Year rose to 43, the state-run disaster management agency said Friday. The...

445 cross into Bangladesh from India in past 2 months

DHAKA, Bangladesh Illegal border crossings from India to Bangladesh have risen in recent months amid ongoing citizenship crisis in India, official data from Dhaka showed on Thursday. Bangladesh border security forces...

Afghanistan: Air pollution more dangerous than civil war

KABUL  Increased air pollution in Afghanistan in recent years reportedly killed more people than the current civil war in the country, according to officials. In 2017, about 26,000 people lost their...

Pakistan parliament to vote on army chief extension law

KARACHI, Pakistan The parliament is likely to pass a much-awaited legislation on Friday to validate a three-year extension in the term of the country’s powerful army chief, local media reported. Opposition...

Kashmir: Pledges of SMS, net access fall short

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir People in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir woke up to a disappointing New Year’s morning when they found that contrary to pledges, SMS service had not been...

Court rejects petition against Tokyo-Seoul wartime deal

ANKARA The Constitutional Court of South Korea Friday turned down a petition filed by Korean wartime sex slaves against the 2015 deal between Seoul and Tokyo, according to local media...

Iran, Russia, China conduct joint military exercise

ANKARA Iran, Russia and China began joint military exercise in the Arabian Sea and north of the Indian Ocean, according to an Iranian news agency on Friday. Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news...

Muslim scholars urge India to reverse citizenship law

ANKARA The International Union for Muslims Scholars (IUMS) on Sunday called on the Indian government to retreat from a controversial citizenship law, warning that the law would fuel hatred against...

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Oil prices down with record new virus cases in US state

ANKARA Crude oil prices were down on Monday as a record number of new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the US state of Florida weakens oil...

Manchester City's European competitions ban lifted

ANKARA European football's governing body on Monday confirmed that English Premier League club Manchester City’s two-year ban on participating in UEFA competitions has been lifted.  "UEFA...

Border clash martyrs Azerbaijani army officer

ANKARA An Azerbaijani army officer was martyred in a border clash with Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry announced Monday. The ministry conveyed condolences to the...

Poland’s incumbent Duda narrowly wins presidential vote

ANKARA Poland’s incumbent President Andrzej Duda has won the presidential elections with a narrow margin, securing another five-year in office, according to official results announced...

Arabs hail Turkey’s reopening of Hagia Sophia mosque

ANKARA A Turkish decision to reconvert Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque after serving decades as a museum has won praise in the Arab...

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